The essentials are: a base coat (to prevent nail discolouration and allow your nail polish to glide on smoothly), nail polish, and a top coat (to ensure your manicure lasts for more than a day). I like to use a quick drying top coat cos that saves oodles of time and is so convenient to use, but it`s also good to have a normal top coat or clear polish in hand for certain more complex nail designs. After trying loads of different brands, I`ve found that it`s so important to invest in good quality nail polish. These are more expensive but they`re worth it cos they last longer, dry faster and don`t get lumpy. I`ve had such bad experiences with cheap nail polish that now I`m just sticking to brands that I`ve used before (and like) and reputable brands. Orly, OPI, China Glaze, Sally Hansen and Essie are some of the good ones. It`s also a good idea to test out polish from a brand you`ve not tried before buying it.
Many people may think of beauty accessories as being makeup and hair styles; however nail art accessories can be added to this list as well for complementing your whole look with some added sparkle and style to your hands. And it doesn`t matter how long or short your nails are, adding a touch of sparkle or style to plain nail polish may just draw attention to your other accessories like rings and bangle bracelets. Having a variety of nail art accessories on hand has become a hit trend among many women to update their everyday French manicure with some French manicure designs, for example, using nail wraps only on the tips of the nails.
Nail dotters help create dot and circle patterns. I use these all the time to create simple polka dot designs. They come in a variety of sizes. Starting out, it`ll be good to get your hands on one that has a medium sized round nib on one end and a small one on the other so you can choose the size of the dots you want to create. HOW TO USE: Find a plastic sheet and drop a few blobs of nail polish onto it. I like to use name cards that are hard and feel a bit plasticky for this cos they`re small and disposable. Dip the round nib of your dotter into the polish. Try doing a few dots on the sheet/name card till you get the right size and consistency that you want. Do the same onto the surface of your nail. Be careful not to use too much pressure, that may cause the dots to look deformed. Remember to clean them after use and dry thoroughly. These tools are made of metal and susceptible to rusting.
Have you seen fingernails that are adorned with beautiful gems and interesting objects? If you have, then maybe you are wondering where that idea came from, how they do it, and where you can get one of those. This is called Japanese nail art. This is more than your typical nail polish after a Vancouver manicure. For a couple of years now, it has conquered the nail fashion world and it continues to develop and evolve. For people who are not familiar with it, or who wants to know a little bit more about it, here are information that you can use.
If you think animal prints go well with your outfit, you can go for the Zebra, Dalmatian or Tiger designs. A white nail base with appropriate color stripes or dots to represent the animal and you are done with your look. Marine nail art can make you look really cool. Blue base paint with transparent varnish can create a sea like look. You can use various colors for the fish and a little bit of green paint for the weeds. Sea horses and dolphins also look really good. Nature can also be represented on your nails really beautifully. Flowers of different hues in all shades dark and light can be experimented with and never go out of style. You can team up nail art flowers with any outfit and carry if off with ease.
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